Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Quotes of the Week
Not all those who wander are lost.
I want to write, but more than that, I want to bring out all kinds of things that lie buried deep in my heart.
The worst enemy of creativity is self-doubt.
You are what you settle for.
Close the door. Write with no one looking over your shoulder. Don't try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say.
Fall in love and stay in love. Do what you love, don’t do anything else. Don’t write for money. Write because you love to do something. If you write for money, you won’t write anything worth reading.
My advice to young writers is to read. Find an author whose attitude you share and study the author’s work. Learn by imitating until you find your own voice, keeping in mind that style comes out of attitude.
When your story is ready for rewrite, cut it to the bone. Get rid of every ounce of excess fat. This is going to hurt; revising a story down to the bare essentials is always a little like murdering children, but it must be done.
There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.
—W. Somerset Maugham